GABF by the Numbers

Sure, a picture is worth a thousand words, but numbers… well, they make the world go round. Below are just a few fun facts about this years Great American Beer Festival.

Awards by State

  • California – 51
  • Colorado – 44
  • Oregon – 15
  • Indiana – 10
  • Washington – 10
  • Pennsylvania – 7
  • Utah – 7

The Top Medals Winners

  • Sun King Brewing Co., 8 medals
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co., 6 medals
  • Pizza Port Carlsbad, 6 medals
  • Rock Bottom Brewery, 6 medals
  • Boston Beer Co., 4 medals

The Top Five Categories

  • American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA)- 176 entries
    • Gold: Elevated IPA, La Cumbre Brewing Co
    • Silver: Deviant Dale’s, Oskar Blues Brewery
    • Bronze: Head Hunter IPA, Fat Heads Brewery
  • Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer – 118 entries
    • Gold: Melange a Trois, Nebraska Brewing Co
    • Silver: BBJ (Bourbon Barrel Johan), Sun King Brewing Co
    • Bronze: Barrel Aged Naked Evil BBW, Hoppin’ Frog Brewing Co
  • American-Style Pale Ale – 105 entries
    • Gold: Pale 31, Firestone Walker Brewing Co
    • Silver: Mission St. Pale, Firestone Walker Brewing Co
    • Bronze: Ute Trail Pale Ale, Amicas
  • American-Style Strong Pale Ale – 103 entries
    • Gold: Pako’s Eye P.A., Snake River Brewing
    • Silver: AleSmith IPA, AleSmith Brewing Co
    • Bronze: Hop Knot, Four Peaks Brewing Co
  • Imperial India Pale Ale – 102 entries
    • Gold: Citra Double IPA, Kern River Brewing
    • Silver: Double Jack, Firestone Walker Brewing Co
    • Bronze: Imperial IPA, Epic Brewing Co
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